In the latest VRU blog, former Headteacher Tom Goodenough discusses exclusion – what no Head wants to do, but is often left no option
Sarah Burrows, Chief Executive of charity Children Heard and Seen, guest authors this blog on the importance of providing support to children and families when a parent is imprisoned.
In the latest VRU Blog to mark Global Ethics Day, VRU Lead Researcher Dr Tim Lowe shares his insights into the complexity of ethical data use.
Our latest blog is guest authored by Annabelle Goodenough of Crimestoppers, as we support their latest campaign “Silence won’t stop violence”, urging people to speak out against crime and and violence.
Youth work professionals from Berkshire Youth share their insights on the importance of quality youth services to support young people succeed.
To mark UN International Youth Day, we asked Ayishia Jones, 20, a young person from Reading, to describe some of the challenges faced by young people growing up today, yet also their incredible potential.
In this guest blog exploring the value of mentoring support, authored by Tim Blake, Project Director of Starting Point, a Reading-based mentoring organisation.
In the latest VRU blog, Matthew Van Poortvliet, Director of Evidence and Understanding at the Youth Endowment Fund introduces the YEF intervention evidence toolkit, helping to summarise available evidence as to what works in preventing youth violence.
This latest blog by Anne Bell of the PSHE Association discusses the development of new resources for schools to explore the issue of drugs and violence with young people.
This guest blog by Dr Katy Smart of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford explores the importance of early-years brain development and the impact of trauma and stress, having profound impacts on mental and physical health.
In the latest blog, DCI Prescott-Mayling discusses the Thames Valley Together data project, which provides an innovation in sharing data to tackle root causes of violence.
Director Stan Gilmour uses the first VRU blog to provide partners an update on the planning for the coming year, our funding allocation and priorities.